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LIE And GREEDILOUS: Two New Designers Bringing K-Fashion To The States

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Meet Concept Korea’s newest lineup

Korean beauty is on the tip of everyone's tongues, sure, but Korean fashion is about to rock your world. This current season saw two of Korea's most promising and respected designers take the runways in New York City: LIE and GREEDILOUS. With the help of Concept Korea, a collaborative project bent on breaking Korean designers into the U.S. market, both LIE and GREEDILOUS' Fall 2018 collections became front and center of the womenswear conversation.

Though both collections were inspired by vastly different things (LIE being global warming, and GREEDILOUS being the glamour and romanticism that's come to replace the not-so-pleasant reality of Marie Antoinette), they represent a new guard of fashion, one that's, as GREEDILOUS' Younhee Park says, "very trend-forward" and affordable despite it being made with "such great quality." Both Park and LIE's Chung Chung Lee are at the forefront of the proliferation of Korean fashion, highlighting their culture's incredible marriage of technology, style, and wearability. Through their respective collections, the all-things-Korean trend is elevated beyond being just that, a trend. Instead, LIE and GREEDILOUS bring a movement with their work, one that's as livable as it is resilient. 

Get to know the two designers in our exclusive interviews, below.

Photos by Dan Lecca; Illustrated by Sarah Lutkenhaus

LIE
For LIE's Fall 2018 collection, Chung Chung Lee's main message was "It's not justICE." The play on words is meant to bring awareness to global warming—more specifically icebergs. He tells us that fractured icebergs were point of inspiration for many of the collection's prints, patterns, and details in addition to colors of the Arctic Northern Lights and blue skies. "They serve as a reminder that this beautiful environment could ultimately disappear," Lee says.

The challenge in design came with "having to connect multiple important elements together into one cohesive collection while maintaining LIE's signature feminine and athleisure aesthetics." Lee feels proud not only of the work but that the collection speaks to a larger global issue and has the power to change minds. Lee has made it that much easier to incorporate the Korean fashion idea of risk-taking, like "bringing in colors, layers, a soft-edge, and a lot of drama," into anyone's wardrobe. "Korean style is highly trend-driven and fast-changing," he says. "We are inspired by the understated of details across the industry and maximize that into a trend itself."

Photos by Dan Lecca; Illustrated by Sarah Lutkenhaus

GREEDILOUS
GREEDILOUS' Younhee Park attributes the rise of Korean style to the increasing desire to "[see] things in new ways and not fearing for changes." With that in mind, she looked to the aesthetics of "a beautiful and luxurious Marie Antoinette in the Palace of Versailles." (Think: Sofia Coppola's version only with more punk elements than frills.) To Park, those aesthetics pair wonderfully with the "glamorous and unique identity" of GREEDILOUS. "As a Korean designer," she adds, "I want to give a great confidence and power to women when they wear GREEDILOUS." And that comes with inspiring to think a little outside of the box and their comfort zone in favor of bold pattern, teased hair, and a whole lotta color. "Through this collection," she says, "audiences can experience how GREEDILOUS uses our brand’s own unique aesthetic to interpret iconic luxurious concepts, like Marie Antoinette."

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The band shared details about their new St. Vincent-produced album that will drop "you into the world of catastrophe"

Sleater-Kinney just shared more information about their St. Vincent-produced album and dropped a new single.

Per Billboard, Sleater-Kinney revealed that their new album, which they've been teasing since early this year and will be their first since No Cities To Love from 2015, will be called The Center Won't Hold. It's due out on August 16 via Mom + Pop Records. "We're always mixing the personal and the political but on this record, despite obviously thinking so much about politics, we were really thinking about the person—ourselves or versions of ourselves or iterations of depression or loneliness—in the middle of the chaos," Carrie Brownstein said in a statement. Corin Tucker further noted that the new album will "[drop] you into the world of catastrophe that touches on the election."

Janet Weiss noted that the band will "explore a different sound palette" with this album, and pointed to St. Vincent as the reason behind it. She said that St. Vincent "has a lot of experience building her own music with keyboards and synthesizers so she could be our guide to help us make sense of this new landscape and still sound like us."

To satiate us until then, the band released a lyric video for new single, "The Future Is Here," which is very grungy. Bump it, below.

Sleater-Kinney - The Future Is Here (Official Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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This is so satisfying!

Even Jon Snow knows just how unsatisfying the final season of Game of Thrones was, and he's ready to apologize. Well, a deepfake of him is at least. A heavily-edited version of Snow's speech from the fourth episode—just before the bodies of those lost in the Battle of Winterfell get burned—now features Snow apologizing for the conclusion of the show and lighting the script on fire.

"It's time for some apologies. I'm sorry we wasted your time," Snow begins. "And I know nothing made sense at the end. When the Starbucks cup is the smallest mistake, you know you fucked up! We take the blame. I'm sorry we wrote this in like six days or something," he adds, before signaling to his peers to light the script with torches and "just forget it forever." "Fuck Season 8," he says before the pages begin to crackle and burn.

If there were more lines left to alter, we would have loved to see Snow also tackle how messy Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister's story line ended up, as well as Bran's kingship, Cersei's boring demise, and the water bottle appearance.

Watch the entire deepfake and try to heal the wounds left by HBO below.

BREAKING: JON SNOW FINALLY APOLOGIZED FOR SEASON 8 youtu.be

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It premieres today, exclusively via NYLON

In LP's song "Shaken," the most recent single from her 2018 record Heart To Mouth, she tells the story of seeing her lover out with someone else—ouch. Today, exclusively on NYLON, she releases a cheeky animated music video that pokes fun at the song's heightened drama and perfectly demonstrates all the angst that comes with falling hard for someone.

"She looks at you like I used to/ And I'm just sitting in the corner sh-sh-shaken," LP sings, as the visual—with art by Maayan Priva—depicts the singer hanging out in a bar, watching the girl she likes meet up with another girl. Despite the situation's inherent drama, "Shaken" is less of a ballad and more of an upbeat bop. LP told us she loves the way "this little video captures some of the fun of the song, and its inherent comical anxiety." Sure, heartbreak isn't that funny, but our (sometimes) overly dramatic reaction to it kind of is.

"'Shaken' feels like a bit of a wild card on this record," LP says. "It's the closest I've come to writing a musical, which I hope to do one day." We heartily endorse this idea: Please, LP, give us the queer jukebox musical we crave.

Until that day comes, though, you can watch the music video for "Shaken," below.

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This cameo has the Beyhive buzzing

I went to see Men In Black: International alone. Which would have been fine if it wasn't for the shock I received when I saw two specific characters on the screen. Unable to keep it to myself, I shared a curious look with the stranger next to me, who was obviously thinking the same thing as me. "Is that them...?" I whispered first. "I think… so," she replied. Then the two men in question started to dance, and we were both sure: "Yep, that's them."

It was Laurent and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois, better known as Les Twins. Fans of Beyoncé will recognize the duo as the talented brothers who often accompany her on tour and in music videos. In Men In Black: International, the two of them play shapeshifting entities—they're more like energy forces than aliens—who pursue Tessa Thompson's and Chris Hemsworth's characters throughout the duration of the film. The twins' ability to manipulate their bodies in ways that are graceful and otherworldly really helps sell them as extraterrestrials and is fun to watch.

So if Thompson in a suit or Hemsworth shirtless weren't enough motivation, here's another reason to go see it. If you look close, you can see them in the trailer below.

MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL - Official Trailer www.youtube.com

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Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

"I am honored to share this bonding experience with my own daughter"

In a heart-warming Instagram photo, Serena Williams shares the history of hair braiding and the importance of the tradition. The tennis player shared a photo of herself braiding her daughter Olympia Ohanian's hair and spoke about how "honored" she was to be able to "add another generation" to the tradition of the practice.

The photo shows Williams attentively braiding her daughter's hair while Olympia smiles, obviously loving the experience. Williams noted that hair braiding was created by the Himba people in Namibia, Africa, and that "we have been braiding our hair for centuries." "In many African tribes braided hairstyles were a unique way to identify each tribe," she continued.

Williams pointed out that braiding is a bonding experience. "People would often take the time to socialize," she wrote. "It began with the elders braiding their children, then the children would watch and learn from them. The tradition of bonding was carried on for generations, and quickly made its way across the world."

Williams closed her post with a sweet message about her daughter, saying that she's "honored to share this bonding experience" with her.

See the post, below.

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